Join leading pollution experts from around the world for a conversation on the challenges of protecting the world’s marine environment from plastics.
Greening Governance Seminar Series
WRI's Greening Governance Seminar Series bridges the divide between the governance and environmental communities to identify solutions that benefit people and the planet.
- Why do some environmental policies succeed in one country but fail in another?
- What will it take to transform the Paris Agreement’s ambitious commitments into actionable policies?
- How can decision-makers engage a range of stakeholders, from average citizens to Fortune 500 companies, to build support for policies that protect natural resources and the communities that depend on them?
- How can governments sustain this environmental action across election cycles?
- Many of the answers to these questions are, at heart, issues of governance.
Increasing public participation in environmental decision-making can deepen civil society’s commitment to climate change mitigation and yield more equitable, effective policies. Enhancing government transparency equips communities with the information that they need to engage in these policy-making processes. Strengthening accountability frameworks helps ensure that governments make progress on their Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets. In short, good governance can improve climate and environmental outcomes.
Yet the governance and climate communities continue to work in silos, conducting research and implementing programs that remain largely divorced from one another.
WRI’s Greening Governance Seminar Series seeks to bridge this divide by bringing together leading experts from both fields to discuss the intersection of their work, the most pressing environmental governance issues at hand, and solutions that benefit people and the planet.
Join us for a lively discussion with civil society actors from Uganda and the Philippines to learn how they are advancing effective, equitable adaptation finance systems to build resilience in a changing climate.
Join leading restoration and climate resilience experts to learn more about how entrepreneurs in Africa are leading the restoration movement, creating jobs, and making their communities more resilient to climate change. Experts will examine the state of entrepreneurship in land restoration: what are entrepreneurs doing to accelerate their growth, how do these land-centric businesses adapt to climate change, and how can multi-stakeholder platforms like AFR100 support the visionaries of tomorrow.
This seminar explores challenges, opportunities, and country examples that governments can consider using to ensure they deliver on the 2030 Agenda and the Paris goals.
Social network analysis and restoration experts will discuss how to strengthen community governance through mapping and data analysis at the local level and in online spaces like social media.
As climate change impacts intensify, many countries will need to undertake long-term, systemic transformative adaptation actions – and will require finance to support such significant changes. But what exactly does this look like, and when are such approaches needed? Leading resilience experts explain.
This event highlights the challenges Indigenous Peoples and communities face in acquiring legal rights to their land, the loopholes companies can often take, and ways countries can simplify complex procedures.
1.25 million people die in traffic collisions each year. We know how to improve road safety, but it’s not a priority for most cities. Why? Experts dive into the politics to explain.
Every day, billions of people breathe dirty air. Join activists on the frontlines of the fight against pollution around the world as they share insights from their local clean-up efforts, innovative solutions to improving air quality and more.
Why do some climate policies work in one country but fail in another? WRI’s experts explain the political economy of climate action: factors that shape behavior, power dynamics in decision-making and more.
Reforming the energy sector and universalizing access to electricity are as much political challenges as they are technical ones. Join leading experts from around the world for a discussion on the political economy of energy access and innovative policy solutions.
Join expert speakers from UNEP Regional Office for North America, The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health and WRI for a conversation on how transparent, accountable governance can accelerate cleanup efforts around the world.
Open government reforms, an unexpected approach to achieving the Paris Agreement? Experts explain how strengthening transparency, public participation and accountability can accelerate climate action.
REDD+, too good to be true? Experts weigh in on the framework’s potential to stop deforestation, improve governance and strengthen indigenous land rights.
An engaging discussion on tipping points in environmental policy—what factors contribute to transformational change and how can we replicate breakthroughs to protect the global commons?